The latter half of 2013 in cinema was marked by a torrent of unequivocally excellent films. Yet Frozen, the Walt Disney Animation Studios film, was perhaps the biggest surprise hit. With the recent dearth in Pixar masterpieces, the movie demonstrates a Disney still capable of endearing storytelling and vivid animation
Once upon a time, going to watch an IMAX film at the now defunct Canada Place CN IMAX was an occasion. As their slogan boasts, one absolutely needed to see IMAX in person to believe it. The 70mm film projected onto a mammoth 1.43:1 screen combined with an
Assessing Paul Greengrass's depiction of the Maersk Alabama pirate takeover, Captain Phillips, is in several ways quite reminiscent of last year's "'Murican" history dramatization Zero Dark Thirty. While Somali pirates hijacking a US flagged container ship and then subsequently being defeated at the hands of US military might may seem
"The son will not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity..."---Ezekeil, 18:20 Spoilers Follow I have yet to read Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, nor the subsequent books in its universe. Considering the place in science--fiction literature these books hold, it's not surprising to have a certain
Watching Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, one really appreciates the absolute magic that Pixar weaves into so many of its films that evidently others cannot. Sure Meatballs is not without its high points—the live food animals are some of the cutest things ever to be rendered—but
How I wish this recording were digitally released. Well, perhaps this is motivation for building an analogue/vinyl system some day...
How does one review something like the eight film Harry Potter series? Certainly not with ease. But now with the benefit of a fantastic journey re-watching the entire saga (thank you Cineplex!) a sober assessment of the entire series just might be in order. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s